Waynesboro, MS
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Waynesboro is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 4,541 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waynesboro is the 73rd largest community in Mississippi.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Waynesboro is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.20% of the Waynesboro workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Waynesboro is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waynesboro who work in food service (15.01%), office and administrative support (13.98%), and sales jobs (12.16%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Waynesboro has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Waynesboro a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

For a small city, Waynesboro has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride taxis. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Waynesboro exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The population of Waynesboro overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Waynesboro, 24.94% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waynesboro in 2018 was $19,335, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,340 for a family of four. Waynesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.05% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Waynesboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waynesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waynesboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Waynesboro include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, European, and African.

The most common language spoken in Waynesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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